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Celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival with Bilingual Children's Books

Introduction: As bilingual parents living in America, we have an awesome reason to celebrate this Thursday—it's the Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival! Get ready for some dragon-sized fun!

Exploring Chinese Culture for Kids Through Bilingual Children's Books

So, here's the scoop: the Dragon Boat Festival has been around for over 2,000 years. It all started in ancient China and has become a beloved tradition in East Asian communities. This festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, is all about honoring a legendary poet and statesman named Qu Yuan. He was quite the rebel and protested against corruption by jumping into a river. Talk about standing up for what you believe in! It's a perfect segue from the theme of the first Curio box, Courage.

Dragon Boat Racing: A Thrilling Adventure for Kids

Buckle Up for the Adventure! Hold on to your hats because we're diving into some epic dragon boat racing action! Picture this: long, sleek boats decorated with vibrant dragon heads and tails, a team of rowers paddling their hearts out, and a crowd cheering them on. It's like an adrenaline-packed movie scene come to life!

Check out this national geographic video on Dragon boat racing!

Satisfy Your Taste Buds: 粽子(zòng zi)!

Now, let's talk about the mouthwatering part of the festival: 粽子(zòng zi) ! These little bundles of joy are sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. They come in all sorts of flavors, like savory ones filled with meat or sweet ones with red bean paste.

Where to Buy Chinese Children's Books? Explore Curio's Selection

Curio's carefully curated selection of bilingual children's books brings the richness of Chinese culture in quarterly book subscription boxes for kids. Each box has culture and age-appropriate books and activities that help your kids immerse in Chinese traditions and language. Whether you're interested in stories about the Dragon Boat Festival or tales that enrich your child's understanding of Chinese culture, Curio offers a diverse range of options.

Why is it so hard to find good Chinese Books for Kids? Enter Curio!

Finding quality Chinese books can be challenging both online and in physical stores. Many places offer an extensive but undifferentiated range of books, overwhelming parents with choices. At Curio, we stand out by curating books with a focus on quality and meaning, ensuring that every book we offer is an enriching and enjoyable experience for children.

We collaborate closely with educators and rely on data-driven insights to curate a collection that includes both modern award-winners and timeless classics. These selections have the potential to become cherished family favorites. Our commitment to quality and meaning ensures that the books we offer in our quarterly book subscription boxes for kids provide engaging, educational, and culturally significant experiences.

Download via the links below. Have fun tracing and coloring!

Curio Dragon Boat Festival Activity Sheet (Traditional Chinese

Duanwu Activity Sheet Simplified Chinese Duanwu Activity Sheet Traditional Chinese